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    John Deere to expand construction brand into 18 new countries in Africa

    John Deere is expanding its construction brand into 18 new countries across southern and western Africa...

    24 Mar 2021

    Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

    One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

    By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

    A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

    Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

    By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

    Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

    August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

    By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

    Builders expands to East Africa with first store in Kenya

    Builders marks its entry into East Africa with the opening of its first physical store in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of a dedicated Kenyan online retail platform.

    19 Aug 2020

    Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum

    At Saint-Gobain's fourth Africa Forum, CEO Jean-Claude Lasserre noted that investment into Africa is high on the company's agenda...

    4 Feb 2020

    Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?

    As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

    By Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

    #BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

    2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

    By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

    Builders Warehouse African expansion gains momentum with third store in Mozambique

    Builders Warehouse embarked on its African expansion in 2011 and is about to open its seventh store on the continent and the third store in Mozambique...

    11 Apr 2018

    Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

    The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

    By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

    Caterpillar to invest more than R1bn in Southern Africa in next decade

    US construction vehicle maker Caterpillar will spend R1.3bn over the next 10 years on South African enterprise and supplier development...

    By Mark Allix 6 Oct 2017

    Barloworld plans Africa expansion

    Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

    By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013

    Massmart profits fall with consumers under pressure

    Walmart-owned Massmart on Thursday (22 August) reported a 9.9% fall in first-half profits‚ as consumers in Africa's largest economy came under pressure.

    By Zeenat Moorad 22 Aug 2013

    Second Builders Warehouse for Botswana

    Massmart has opened its second Builders Warehouse store in Botswana‚ in line with its African expansion strategy‚ the company said on Monday (29 July).

    By Zeenat Moorad 30 Jul 2013

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